CHILDREN have discovered how a micro-computer works at programming workshops.

Free sessions have been held at Halton Lea Library in Runcorn and Widnes Library.

Youngsters have been able to road test CodeBug, a fun and engaging way to build interactive devices.

CodeBug has 25 LED lights and two buttons to interact with.

It has six ‘legs’ that can be used to connect croc-clips or sewn onto clothing.

The BBC unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer, which is to be given free to every child in year seven or equivalent across the UK.

Children in Runcorn and Widnes were given the chance to try the CodeBug at sessions organised by Halton Council.

Librarian Lorna Hulme said: "Children got a taste of how a micro-computer works.

"In the sessions we made a scrolling name badge and a fruit keyboard.”